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BMW XM production-ready model comes with a host of minor tweaks as compared to the concept model.
The BMW XM concept has been on display for nearly a year. A set of teaser images revealing the production-ready model has now leaked online, and it appears to be very close to the actual concept. The radical design, however, has been watered down slightly in the production model. The production-ready BMW XM patent images, as revealed by iXForums, show some minor changes but are otherwise identical to the concept model.
The large kidney grille is flanked by quad lighting units similar to those found on the new generation BMW 7-Series. A new central air intake with sensors for the luxury crossover’s high-tech driver assistance systems has been added. It also gets rounder fender flares and less aggressive air curtains. Traditional door handles and thicker pillars are among the other changes. The rear of the vehicle receives a stacked quad tailpipe exhaust system and more conventional taillights. The rear bumper and diffuser have also been modified, but the angular rear window remains.
The German luxury car manufacturer teased the production model earlier this year, claiming that the crossover would be powered by a newly developed V8 engine paired with a plug-in hybrid system. This hybrid powertrain system can produce 644 hp of power and 800 Nm of massive torque when combined. The engine would be paired with a hybrid-specific M xDrive system that would be highly spontaneous, according to the company.
Thanks to the hybrid powertrain system, the new BMW XM will have an all-electric range of 80 km, claimed the automaker. The car will also get an Adaptive M Professional suspension, an electromechanical roll stabilizing system with 48-volt technology, and Integral Active Steering, an M braking system, as well as optional M light-alloy wheels measuring up to 23 inches.
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